Hemidactylus alkiyumii


Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hemidactylus
Species: Hemidactylus alkiyumii


  • Hemidactylus alkiyumii Carranza & Arnold, 2012
Holotype: BMNH 2005.1662, male, collected in October 2005 by S. Carranza, E.N. Arnold and D. Donaire (MorphoBank M95264–M95275).
Type locality: Tawi Atair, 610 m elevation, Dhofar region (South Oman), 17.11639’N 54.54861’E.
Etymology: The species epithet alkiyumii is a genitive Latin noun to honor Ali bin Amer Al Kiyumi, Director General of Nature Conservation of the Sultanate of Oman, for his knowledge and interest in the preservation of the biodiversity of Oman and for his help and support towards our ongoing studies on the reptile fauna of Oman.


  • Hemidactylus yerburii — Arnold, 1977: 101 (part.)
  • Hemidactylus yerburii — Arnold, 1986: 283 (part.)
  • Hemidactylus yerburii — Arnold, 1986: 420 (part.)
  • Hemidactylus yerburii — Schätti and Desvoignes, 1999: 52 (part.)
  • Hemidactylus yerburii — van der Kooij, 2000: 113 (part.)
  • Hemidactylus yerburii — Sindaco & Jeremcenko, 2008: 117 (part.)
  • Hemidactylus alkiyumii Carranza & Arnold, 2012


  • Carranza, S.; Arnold, E.N. 2012: A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species. Zootaxa 3378: 1–95. Preview Reference page